Week In Quotes: Stacey Dash, Spike Lee, Azealia Banks And More
February 6, 2015 - 6:04 pm
Common on Oscars snubbing Selma:
"Of course we were disappointed Ava [DuVernay] didn’t get nominated, or even David [Oyelowo]. We also understand the Oscars are about voting and if people vote and it doesn’t happen, we really can’t cry about the process. And ultimately, we are grateful to have a best picture nomination. That’s a great company to be in. And for John and I to be nominated for an Academy Award, it’s a milestone in both our careers. We’re grateful for what we do have.”
Azealia Banks on accusations of "whiteface":
"Lol u crackers wish I cared enough to be doing white face...I use the word cracker just as much as I use the work n***er don’t get mad now… You lot are so easily moved – DAMN…"
Missy Elliott on her Super Bowl cameo:
"I’ve been performing for 20 something years, and I have never experienced such anxiety. The day of the show I prayed all the way up to the stage. I went in praying."
H/t: Sway In The Morning
Chrissy Teigen on her double date at the Waffle House with Kimye:
"Well, of course we're all friends, and we had gone to the DirecTV party to watch Rihanna perform, and Kanye had come out as the surprise guest and just killed it. We were on such a high from watching him perform. Everyone [who saw the photo] was like, Why are they so dressed up for a Waffle House? We were already dressed up from the party, and so we were just kind of having a good time, and I don't know how it started. I'm sure it was probably my idea. [Laughs] I always make a late-night run somewhere. The night before it was Taco Bell, the night before [that] it was Jack-in-the-Box. And I had never been to a Waffle House. So it was time. And they were so great too. Everyone that worked there was so cool. They just kept trying to get the meal perfect, so it took a while. But it was worth it, for sure."
Kevin McCall addresses Eva Marcille abuse rumors:
"I’m not calling her a liar. I’m not calling her a bad person. I forgive her for everything that happened, but there was no abuse that occurred. No verbal abuse. No physical abuse. No chasing of a baby. I did kick down doors. Sometimes I hit things. I break down things. I broke down my studio door. I didn’t chase her around the house. I didn’t do any of that. The police were called. I left. There were no charges made. The only reason the restraining order was taken into effect is because I was never properly served by her best friend who is secretly obsessed with her…trying to get me out of the picture.”
H/t: Vlad TV
Spike Lee slams the Academy:
"We don't have to even use Selma as an example. We could use Do the Right Thing versus Driving Miss F—ing Daisy [which controversially won the Oscar for best picture in 1990]. But Do the Right Thing wasn't the only thing the Academy messed up. My point is, it's not a new problem. And great art is going to prevail."
Nicki Minaj on collaborating with Beyoncé:
"There was pressure. ‘Flawless’ impacted so hard. But people seemed to love ‘Feeling Myself,’ too. I was excited that we got another one. With ‘Flawless,’ it makes girls feel good about themselves. You could say, ‘I’m feeling myself’ or ‘I’m flawless.’ It’s something every girl wants to say."
Vidal Chastanet, the 13-year-old who met President Obama, on his principal, Ms. Lopez:
"When we get in trouble, she doesn't suspend us. She calls us to her office and explains to us how society was built down around us. And she tells us that each time somebody fails out of school, a new jail cell gets built. And one time she made every student stand up, one at a time, and she told each one of us that we matter."